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Adult Programs

Whether you're looking to take some time out of your fast-paced life or need a hobby after retirement, we've got you covered with our wide range of adult and senior programs. From cooking to financial and computer literacy to music and art and so very much more, our programs are here whenever you need to reconnect and learn something new.

Want to explore this season's full program offering and enroll in an activity? Follow the links to our digital activities guide and use the 'enroll now' buttons within the guide for easy access to our registration site.

Just curious about what we offer? Read more about each of our program areas below.

Explore adult and senior programs

women swimmingWe offer Learn to Swim and Water Fitness Classes year round! The Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department provides American Red Cross Swim programs for people of all ages and abilities. All classes are held at the Kettering Recreation Complex.

The Swimming and Water Safety program helps people of all ages enjoy the water safely and act effectively in an emergency situation.

Courses are fun, interactive and lead participants to incorporate swimming and water safety into their lives, whether they make swimming a part of a lifetime fitness plan, swim or dive competitively or even train to become Water Safety Instructors.

Adult Swimming Lessons

Designed to assist adults of all swim levels to set personal goals and learn the skills to achieve those goals. If you are swimming for the first time, learning a new stroke, refining swim techniques or wanting to swim for sport, our Adult Swimming Programs help you learn the skills necessary to achieve your goals.

Water Fitness Programs

We offer daily drop in and registered water fitness classes on a year round basis.  In addition to specialized registered programs, our drop-in water fitness classes are deep water workout and shallow water workout.

Deep Water Workout

This is a basic deep-water class. Benefits include no impact,  improved flexibility, improved muscle strength and  cardiovascular fitness. Belts, hand buoys and noodles are provided.

Shallow Water Workout

This class consists of aerobic routines, stretching and toning performed in chest to shoulder deep water. Not only is this class fun and much less likely to cause injury, the natural buoyancy of the water makes even a beginner feel graceful and competent. The resistance from the water gives you a first-rate workout. No swimming skills necessary.

Fit Swim/Aqua Jogging/Walking

Fitness comes in many forms for different people. Not everyone is a traditional lap swimmer. Some prefer to use an aqua jogging belt and attain their fitness goals or rehab in the form of aqua jogging/walking. We encourage aqua jogging/walking during our normal lap swim times. We ask that “fit swimmers” please share lanes as needed and go in the direction of the lanes rather than across the lanes. Aqua jogging is also permitted in the shallow or deep end, if the opposite end of the pool is ONLY being used for a water workout class.

pottery classWhether you’re a brand-new hobbyist or an experienced artist, you’ll find a class to meet your needs and interests. Rosewood Arts Center offers expert-led classes for all skill levels in painting, glass lampworking, drawing, stained glass, watercolor, world languages, sculpture, jewelry making, creative writing, ceramics, dance, photography, theatre and many more!

beekeepersPrograms offered by the Habitat Environmental Center allow people of all ages to explore the natural world. Discover how we all impact our environment and how to make a difference by conserving and protecting the earth. We offer programs year round!




people cookingVariety is the spice of life, and we offer a smorgasbord of activities just for adults. These programs are designed to suit your busy schedule and give you the chance to explore a variety of hobby and self-enhancement classes. Investigate the possibilities!

Learn to cook a fabulous meal, keep up with current technology, decorate your home, de-clutter and much more with our fun, one-day classes.

Did you notice that we are not currently offering a class or event that you would like to take or be a part of? Or are you interested in sharing an idea or even teaching a class? Please contact with your ideas and suggestions. We would love to try and find a way to accommodate you!

What We Offer:

Adult Cooking Programs

Learn to save time with freezer cooking, plan meals for 1 or 2 people, make a delicious meal from scratch and much more.

Adult General Interest Programs

Stepping up your home’s decor, learning the ins and outs of de-cluttering and creating beautiful floral arrangements are just a few of the skills you can pick up in our general programs.

Adult Technology Programs

Baffled by eBay, but looking to sell your items online? Want to learn to use your new tablet? Our Adult Technology Programs will get you up to speed.

seniors at tableAt the Charles I. Lathrem Senior Adult Center, we are dedicated to providing quality programs and services to anyone who is 55 years of age or better. You’ll find something to suit every taste:  cards, travel, lunches, sports and fitness programs,  a community golf league, outings to attractions like theaters, museums and concerts, Kettering Connection at Town & Country Shopping Center, a transportation program and much more.

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